Bascom Lamar Lunsford-Little Turtle Dove
Recorded in 1928 most likely in Ashland, Kentucky. Lunsford was known as "The Minstrel of the Appalachians." In addition ot banjo player and collector of mountain tunes, Lunsford was also a country lawyer. This particular tune is a composite of various tunes, many of which have no relation one to the other. Some of the lines of this tune may be from "The Storms Are On The Ocean" and "Fare You Well, My Own True Love."
Source 78rpm>CD>MP3Run time 2:55
July 15, 2004
All I want is a pretty little girl to feed them when I'm gone
The last thirty seconds of this song seem to be the seed of Bill Monroe's "Pig in a Pen"